The New York City Board of Elections is operating nearly 1,200 poll sites across the five boroughs this Election Day, and not all poll sites are the same when it comes to the number of voters each serves.
Just like during the early voting period, the NYC BOE in its wisdom unevenly assigned voters to poll sites across the city. For example, nearly 20,000 voters are assigned to the High School of Art and Design on East 56th Street in Manhattan, while a mere 173 voters are assigned to a poll site located inside an adult mental health facility in the Morris Park section of the Bronx.
Check out this interactive map below:
So if you find yourself waiting on a long line today, the number of voters assigned to your poll site may be part of the issue. Or maybe it's just the usual BOE incompetence? Just know that as long as you are on line before the polls close at 9 p.m., you will be able to vote.
The polls in New York City open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.; you can find your Election Day voting site here.